Category Archives: Philippines

Dessert Museum

Had the chance to visit this Dessert Museum yesterday for our shoot with the wonderful crew of GMANewsTV’s Good News! My husband, Nikko and I will be featured on its Valentine episode on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The Dessert Museum will be open to the public on Saturday, February 10, 2018. It will be heaven for people who love to take cute photos as it features eight (8) rooms filled with fancy dessert-themed decorations: donuts, marshmallows, candy canes, ice cream, bubble gum, gummy bears, cotton candy, and cake. What’s more is that every room offers a free sample of those yummy sweet treats.

Tickets for a two-hour guided tour of the museum are priced at P799 during weekdays and P899 during weekends per person but discounted tickets at P699 per person are available when booking through their website: https://www.thedessertmuseum.com/

It is open from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. but tickets are sold only until 8:00 P.M and is located at S Maison, Coral Way, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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11 Countries in 2017

2017 was a wonderful year for us not just because we got married but also because we were able to travel to different places together. Since we love travelling, we planned for our honeymoon to be in installments but we never thought we would be able to go to as many countries as we have the past year.

In 2017, our first year as a married couple, we were able to visit 11 countries:

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

We often get asked, especially by followers of our page and this blog, how we are able to travel frequently. They ask if we are still employed and for some advice.

To those who don’t know, we have regular office jobs so yes, we don’t have all the time in the world to travel. We just rely on our accumulated vacation leaves and non-working holidays. We usually plan ahead (i.e. we booked our Dubai tickets for February 2017 in October 2016; our Japan tickets for May 2017 in January 2017; our Australia tickets for October 2017 in February 2017; and our Netherlands tickets for June 2017 in October 2016).

We’d also like to think we’re practical travelers, always on the lookout for seat sales and promos. Actually, since we want to travel the whole world anyway, we choose our next destination based on seat sales (i.e. We got our Dubai tickets for just around P12,000 each; Japan for P6,000; Netherlands for P33,000; and Australia for P12,000)

While we love 5-star hotels (who doesn’t?), we as much as possible go for standard accommodation (i.e. 3 to 4-star hotels and Airbnb) without sacrificing cleanliness and comfort. Since we’d be most of the time out of the hotel anyway, we always stick to practical accommodation. It also helps that we run a travel agency by ourselves, so we have access to good deals. Believe it or not, sometimes, travel agencies can still offer better deals than websites.

Lastly, while we are able to travel to different places, our priority is still having savings for our future. We live by a total budget and we set aside just a percentage of our income for travel. We stick to that travel budget and work with it. Thankfully, we have our side businesses (i.e. Sophisticat Shoes and the travel agency) to supplement our salaries.

Thank you, Lord for an amazing 2017! Excited for the rest of 2018! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Hapunang Banoi

May 14, 2016

Whenever we want to go on a hiking trip but don’t want to travel as far, the province of Rizal is our go-to place. The town of Montalban , which is just an hour away from Cubao, Quezon City, offers different trails going up different mountains, which form part of the Sierra Madre range.

Last Saturday, we hiked Mt. Hapunang Banoi. Just like Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan, the jump-off point is at Brgy. Wawa. Entrance fee is at P25/head, while the services of tour guides are at P500/group. The trail is very challenging and would require climbing sharp rocks. It took us probably three hours to reach the summit (which was definitely worth it) and an hour to get down.

Sierra Madre

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Magdalena: White Water Rafting, Cliff Diving, and Water Tubing

July 17, 2015

Not a lot of people know that in the exquisite province of Laguna, there is a site for watersports activities such as white water rafting, cliff diving and water tubing. Magdalena is also known as the Hollywood or the movie capital of the Philippines. The King of Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe Jr. a.k.a. FPJ shot most of his movies there. It is best to experience the activities during the rainy season, when the water is high and the current is stronger.

We do arrange private trips or this. Contact us at couplemeetsworld@gmail.com.

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